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On the scene at “Mommy & Me Vision Board Party & Expo”

Photo caption: Iyanni Pradia with Sherrie Walton, founder of Mommy & Me Vision Board Party & Expo – Houston Tour Empower Magazine on-the-scene reporter, Iyanni Pradia, and mother, Lisa Pradia, were on the red carpet at the Hilton Houston Southwest for the […]

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Carroll’s Bio and Special Day

HOUSTON – Carroll Patrick Oliver, 68, was born in Mansura, Louisiana on February 2, 1947. He graduated from Bethune High School then attended college at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana where he met his wife Jolene Smith. Carroll’s nearly 37- […]

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Tribute To A Community GIANT – Carroll Oliver

Tragically struck down by the very people he daily aspired to help, Carroll Oliver was known in his community and beyond as an extremely successful and hard-working businessman with a GIANT heart towards helping and meeting the needs of others. […]

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Next Stop – Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, is a dynamic and lively city; it is rich in culture and history. It was not to my surprise, that it is likely to edge out the very popular Paris and London in tourists visits, […]


Relax|Unwind: Nylo Hotel (Providence, Rhode Island)

As a flight attendant my work day is not your typical 9-5, think more like 8-15 hour days, which can include weather delays, crying babies, full flights, and a few angry passengers that are not so happy with those delays. […]

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Tales of a Travel Agent: Dubai Edition

by Shonta Smith-Persley As a travel agent, I am often asked by clients where they should travel for their next vacation. Dubai is becoming one of the top destinations that I recommend to clients who want to upgrade their travel […]

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Afropunk: From Subculture to Cultural Movement

by Marc “Furi” Newsome What do you coin an event that represents a potent mix of black “punk” culture; the most cutting-edge rock, indie and soul acts in existence; and a mass of die-hard followers whose sheer force in numbers elevate their ranks from subculture to […]

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Taraji P. Henson takes home Golden Globe

Photo credit:  Fox – Empire Publicity – Cast Photo Empire did not win for Best Television Drama series at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, but actress, Taraji P. Henson, aka, Cookie, brought home the coveted Globe for Best Actress in […]

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73rd Golden Globe Awards to air Sunday night

Movie still credit: It will be a night of glitz and glamour as NBC airs the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at 7 p.m. (CT) Sunday night (Jan. 10) to celebrate the best in television and motion pictures. Did your favorite […]

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Farewell To Natalie Cole

9-time Grammy Award-winning singer Natalie Maria Cole passed yesterday at the young age of 65. Daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole, Natalie sang on her father’s Christmas album at the age of 6 and began performing at age 11. […]

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George Lucas and Cicely Tyson among Kennedy Center Honorees

Photo credit:  The Kennedy Center Honors The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors celebrated the lifetime artistic achievements of six artists, including the American rock band the Eagles, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: The Nacho Game

Let’s step up our nacho game people. The following recipe is not really a recipe, it’s more of a guideline for the best nachos I have ever had. You can load them up with all the toppings you like, no […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken soup is the soup we reach for to comfort us; and, when we’re not feeling our best during cold and flu season. It’s simple, it’s classic and when done right – it’s so right. This soup recipe is made […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: Mocha Hot Chocolate

The holiday season is in full swing and counting down, and this is the perfect time to take a break and enjoy what we call Christmas in a Cup. This glorious cup of joy is made with a homemade hot […]

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On the Scene with Empower Magazine: Houston Highlights

Empower Magazine is thankful to have been invited to cover leading events across the nation and in our office headquarters in Houston, Texas. From the half-a-million attendee Essence Fest in New Orleans to the dynamic Mega Fest in Dallas to the eclectic Afropunk […]


2015 REVOLT Music Conference

Miami Beach was the place to be this past weekend, as REVOLT Music hosted the 2015 REVOLT Music Conference (RMC), themed, “The Merging of Music, Technology and Innovation,” at the renowned Fontainebleau Hotel in Florida Oct. 15 – 18. The […]

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Afropunk: From Subculture to Cultural Movement

by Marc “Furi” Newsome What do you coin an event that represents a potent mix of black “punk” culture; the most cutting-edge rock, indie and soul acts in existence; and a mass of die-hard followers whose sheer force in numbers elevate their ranks from subculture to […]

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Video: Grammy-Nominated Artist Bilal Touches Down in Houston

Bilal Sayeed Oliver, known musically simply as, “Bilal,” is on a global tour with his fifth album entitled, “In Another Life.” The album released in June 2015 to the fervor of fans eager to hear the iconic artist back at what he does best. Bilal grew up […]

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Therapy: If Not Now, When?

When discussing being healthy we leave out mental health. Someone can be in the best shape of their life but if they don’t have peace of mind they are not whole. The biggest challenge we face in our lives is […]

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Goals: The Empty Promises We Make

As 2016 is approaching us very quickly, how many of you can honestly say that you accomplished all of your New Year’s Resolutions or goals? According to Harris Interactive, 1 in 3 individuals ditch their resolution by the end of […]

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Houstonians Go Blue for Clean Water

Houstonians descended upon the elegant Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery, many donning blue attire, for the Go Blue for Clean Water (GBFCW) soiree and fundraiser. The event was presented by Change Agents, QMEvents, and the GBFCW Foundation to benefit The Water Project. Notable […]

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Depression During the Holidays

Photo Courtesy of Did you know that depression can be situational? A person can be just fine, happy and content, but then they get laid off from their job. Bills become due; creditors are calling, and they go into a state […]

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